On the occasion of the 29th anniversary of the Black January in Azerbaijan ISESCO Director General joins the leadership and the people of Azerbaijan to pay tribute to the martyrs of the brutal Soviet invasion
On the occasion of the 29th anniversary of the tragedy of Black January perpetrated by the Soviet troops when they stormed Baku from all directions at midnight on the 20th January 1990, killing and injuring scores of innocent and defenseless people, Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) joined the Republic of Azerbaijan, ISESCO member state, in commemorating this hideous crime and paying tribute to the martyrs.
ISESCO Director General condemned this crime against humanity in which the prohibited weapons which were used killed hundreds of innocent civilians and collectively displaced others from their historical lands which the Tsarist Russia,and subsequently the Soviet Union,confiscated from Azerbaijan and handed them over to Armenia.
Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri called the international community and human rights organizations to undertake a legal evaluation of that tragedy and punish its perpetrators accordingto the international law. On this occasion, he also launched an appeal to the international community to move quickly to compel Armenia to immediately withdraw from the Azerbaijani territories it occupies to protect international peace and security in important region of the world.